No. 23

8 June 1998

The Political Scene

It looks - again - as if make or break time is approaching for the Americans on thePalestinian track, and the Palestinians are pushing for an Arab summit if the US decidesthat the negotiations are terminally stalemated. UNSCOM is proposing a new game plan inIraq which could mean that there is light at the end of the sanctions tunnel - if theIraqis decide to cooperate. The Americans have further distanced themselves from theIranian opposition by...